Friday, July 11, 2008

Gilera Fuoco 500ie

Leading scooter brand Gilera is characterised by passion, innovation and adventure – something the new Gilera Fouco 500ie sums up. Italian for ‘fire’, the Gilera Fuoco delivers a hot performance, going from 0-60mph in under 6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 90mph fuelled by a 500cc, electronically fuel injected, single cylinder, 4 valve, Euro 3 engine - a ride that will set it apart as much as its looks. Scootering has never been this easy, enjoyable and secure.

The Gilera Fuoco’s strong personality is evident at first sight with an aggressive design that is sure to get the rider noticed. The front end of the Gilera Fuoco’s decisive shape expresses the strength and character, hinting at the incredible performance of the all-new 500cc engine hidden beneath. The tail design is stark and minimalist with a useful rear rack, which is large enough to carry a hefty gym bag. The two-wheel frontal is emphasised by a steel tube bumper with metal mesh inserts to create a modern, sporty look, which is complimented by chrome-plated naked handlebars, black ten-spoke alloy wheels and durable, grooved tyre treads reminiscent of off-road bikes.

The five-lamp headlight unit is not only striking to look at, but highly effective as well: the two biggest lamps are equipped with off-road-style shockproof covers and the ash-grey front fairing and front shield fairing offer remarkable wind protection. The bike boasts a wide, comfortable seat which ensures total comfort for both rider and pillion thanks to its ergonomic design and small height difference between the two parts of the seat.

For ease of the rider, the Gilera Fuoco includes an electro-hydraulic front suspension locking system that keeps it upright without a central stand, making it extremely easy to park anywhere. Plus there is no need to put your feet on the ground to keep your balance when stopped at a traffic light!

There’s more than design to the personality of the Gilera Fuoco. The latest machine from Gilera boasts fantastic engine performance so it streaks away at the traffic lights, giving you the edge on other road users. It will handle twisty back roads and long motorway rides whatever the weather conditions, thanks to its two front wheels. With the extraordinary parallelogram front suspension, this revolutionary technical set-up ensures impeccable road holding in all weather, with stability and braking power that no conventional scooter can provide.

The innovative parallelogram front suspension’s tilt mechanism is composed of four cast aluminium arms, with four hinges fixed to the central tube and two guide tubes on either side of the parallelogram, connected to the arms via suspension pins and ball bearings. The Gilera Fuoco 500ie is as easy to ride as a traditional scooter, while it’s incredible stability, especially when cornering and braking, comes from the two front wheels.

Optimal rear end stability is guaranteed by a 14” rear wheel with a generous 140/70 tyre while three 240mm disc brakes with dual-piston callipers ensure fast, efficient braking.

With its strong personality, aggressive design and cutting-edge technology, this three-wheeler is ready to ride into uncharted territory.

The Gilera Fuoco is available in Demon Black and Emotion Red and is priced at £5,499 OTR with one year roadside assistance and two year warranty.

As well as reducing journey times by up to 40% when compared to other forms of urban transport*, free parking is available for scooters across the UK, they are exempt from London’s Congestion Charge, and only cost £46 for a year’s road tax.

European legislation changes take effect in October 2008 which will make it more expensive and difficult to get your full bike licence needed to ride scooters over a 125cc engine displacement, so Now’s The Time to take your test to enjoy the benefits of two wheels on board a Gilera Fuoco 500ie.

To find out further information or locate your nearest Gilera Fuoco dealer, please call 00800 818 29800 or visit the Gilera